Music

A Vocal Schubertiade

Date: 
Friday, October 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
FA101
$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only)
Students from the Applied Voice program at Saddleback College will perform works by Austrian composer Franz Schubert, most remembered for the beautiful songs he created for the voice and piano.




 

From Stage to Screen or Screen to Stage

Date: 
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only)
What are the differences between when a show stays on stage and when it moves to the silver screen? What happens when a movie starts as an animated feature and then ends up on the stage? The Musical Theatre students perform songs from musicals that conquered both stage and screen.




 

American Art Songs

Date: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
FA101
$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only)
Students from the Vocal Music program will perform songs by great American art song composers including Ned Rorem, John Duke, Samuel Barber and Ricky Ian Gordon.




 

The Last Five (or so) Years

Date: 
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
FA101
$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only)
Musical Theatre is not only alive and well, but new music is constantly being created. The Musical Theatre students will be singing music from recent shows that have been created in the last five years.




 

We Sing Hope: Choral Music to Uplift the Soul (McKinney Theatre)

Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

McKinney Theatre
$15 General; $10 Student/Senior (presale only)
The College Choral ensembles under the direction of Scott Farthing will sing music by Brahms, Rutter, Gjeilo, Runestad, Haydn and music from the Broadway hit show “Dear Evan Hanson.” Enjoy the glorious sounds of these two choirs paired with the beautiful acoustics of Newport Harbor Lutheran Church. Pennie Foster and Catherine Tibbitts will be assisting on Newport Harbor’s beautiful concert grand piano.

Please Note: The door price for tickets sold in the hour preceding the performance is $15.

(This event was moved from Newport Harbor Lutheran Church to the McKinney Theatre)



 

October Winds with the Saddleback Wind Ensemble

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback College Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents their first concert of the fall semester.

Saddleback Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony No. 6

Date: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Yorgos Kouritas, presents a Beethoven classic. His masterpiece, symphony No. 6, depicts scenes of nature ranging from a serene countryside to a violent thunderstorm.

David Ambrosio/Russ Meissner Quartet

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
NYC Veteran bassist David Ambrosio teams up with his long time musical compatriot of over 20 years, Russ Meissner, to form this stellar group 
featuring the amazing multi-instrumentalist Matt Renzi, and subtly masterful pianist Leonard Thompson. This music represents decades of incredible 
music making and history between these internationally renowned musicians.

Concert Hour - Algonquin Quartet West

Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
FA101
Free Admission
Interpreting the music of Bartok, Coltrane, Monk, Albrechstsberger, Jelly Roll Morton, the poetry of Bukowski and others necessarily makes for a 
unique experience. That the concocters of such variety are four trombonists only spices up the soup. Join Alex Iles, Scott Whitfield, Joey Sellers, and 
bass trombonist George Thatcher as they redefine chamber music and raise the roof.

Big Band Concert

Date: 
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback College Big Band plays standard works by Pat Metheny and new music by New York composer Tyler Gilmore.

Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series - Master Class with Concert Pianist Sarkis Baltaian

Date: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Children Under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Dr. Sarkis Baltaian has gained an international reputation as a concert pianist, chamber musician, recording artist and pedagogue. He has been praised by critics for his “beautiful tone and ability to project even the most delicate pianissimos” and compared to George Gershwin and Oscar Levant for his performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Dr. Baltaian made his Carnegie Hall Debut in 1999 and has performed extensively both as recitalist and concerto soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Jazz Guest Artist System VI

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
This exciting Latin Jazz ensemble began as the ghost band for Francisco Aguabella. Now the ensemble features music by British expat Benn 
Clatworthy, Bolivian stowaway Yayo Morales, and award-winning composer Joey Sellers.

Reflections of the Ocean Classical Keyboard Series - Master Class with Concert Pianist Andrew Park

Date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Senior (presale only); $5 Student (presale only); Children Under 18 FREE with paying adult; 2-for-1 for music teachers with MTAC/CAPMT ID
Dr. Park is a renowned Korean-American solo pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Dr. Park is a devoted performer of chamber music. He travels around to play chamber music with his own group, the Park Trio. Dr. Park has given masterclasses and lectures in Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the U.S.. and he has performed in venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, La Mirada Theatre, The Nixon Library, UCLA Concert Hall, and many others.    

Jazz Lab Ensemble

Date: 
Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Laboratory of experimental sonic possibilities remains open for business – come see what sonic multi-cellular entities these students bring to life.

Concert Hour

Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
FA101
FREE Admission
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Chamber Music Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 11:00am
FA103
FREE Admission
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A Feast of Lights

Date: 
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 2:00pm & 5:00pm
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm & 5:00pm
McKinney Theatre
$25 General; $20 Student/Senior (presale only)
The Saddleback College Choirs and Symphony present A Feast of Lights, which has been a holiday tradition for over 25 years! Perhaps one of the oldest traditions at Saddleback College, this year’s program will highlight both old and new holiday favorites for chorus and orchestra. Get the holiday season started off with this sparkling concert for all ages!

Wind Ensemble

Date: 
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Under the direction of Yorgos Kouritas, the Saddleback College Wind Ensemble performs a full spectrum of wind ensemble music.

Chamber Music Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 11:00am
FA103
FREE Admission
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Holiday Big Band Jazz Concert

Date: 
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$15 At-the-Door; $10 Presale
This concert starts early so we can introduce children of all ages to this great American music called jazz. Playing unique arrangements of holiday 
standards, this concert includes a sing along, children on stage and a host of other surprises. Free holiday gift for the first 150 folks in the theatre!

Commercial Music Ensemble Concert

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
Fine Arts Courtyard
FREE Admission
Saddleback students perform classic rock, folk, hip hop and original compositions.

Jazz Combos Concert

Date: 
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Come listen to our combos as they display their creative cacophonous creativity as improvisers, arrangers and composers.

Jazz Faculty in Concert

Date: 
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:30pm
McKinney Theatre
$10 General; $7 Student/Senior (presale only)
Join the Jazz Faculty as they kick off the school year. This wonderful ensemble features our entire Jazz Faculty: Jerry Pinter on tenor saxophone, Ron Stout on trumpet, Jamie Rosenn on guitar, Luther Hughes on bass, Paul Johnson on drums, Adam Bravo on piano, and Director of Jazz Studies Joey Sellers on trombone.